If you open up just about any newspaper these days – or click on any Website – you will inevitably come across a story warning us of the terrible danger from right-wing extremism (RWE). Hateful sites are proliferating online and it is just a matter of time before we get a 9/11-style attack carried out by one (or more!) of a bunch of neo-Nazi, white supremacist, white nationalist, neo-fascist, conspiracy theorist, violent incel wanker. Or is this perceived threat exaggerated? Borealis sits down with Raffaello Pantucci to discuss whether we have convinced ourselves that this problem is bigger than it actually is.
About my guest
Raffaello Pantucci is a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in the UK where he was formerly the Director of International Security Studies. He is a currently a Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Canadian Intelligence Eh
In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them.
About Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Distinguished Fellow in National Security at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation.